FEC Approves Microsoft Giving Free Security Package to Candidates

Late last week, the FEC unanimously (!) approved an advisory opinion allowing Microsoft to “offer a package of enhanced online account security services at no additional charge on a nonpartisan basis to its election-sensitive customers, including federal candidates and national party committees.”

Translation: it’s OK for Microsoft to offer candidates anti-hacking tools for free without violating federal campaign finance law.

Roll Call has more, including musings from advocates about what other companies might seek to offer.


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