This Nonprofit Wants to Offer Political Campaigns Free Help With Cybersecurity


A month after Defending Digital Campaigns submitted its proposal, the money-in-politics watchdog Campaign Legal Center submitted a comment warning that the draft would “reach a desirable policy outcome by improperly and dangerously bending the law.” The center noted that it was especially concerned with the suggestion to allow Defending Digital Campaigns to provide travel and lodging for on-site boot camps. Campaign Legal Center agrees that there is an urgent need to improve cybersecurity preparedness across the board.

However, as its director of federal reform, Brendan Fischer, told Slate, “It’s probably not hard to imagine that corporations would like to provide valuable services to candidates in order to build relationships and then get a call back when a lobbyist calls and requests a meeting.”

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