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What happens to your digital assets when you die or lose capacity?

Updated: Oct 24, 2023

We live in a time where we are hyper-connected online and some of our most important assets are digital. But - have you ever considered what happens to them after you die or if you lose capacity? Who has the legal authority to log in to your digital accounts like social media, email, cryptocurrency, online banking accounts, websites, blogs or online gaming accounts? Who has access to your valuable information, records and intellectual property contained within them?

The Attorney General has asked the NSW Law Reform Commission to review and report on the laws in this emerging area.

You can contribute to this important work and have your say about what you think should happen by completing its general survey below.

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