One of the twists in the very public dispute between the European Commission and drugmaker AstraZeneca over the delays in supply of vaccines saw the European Commission publish the contract which was entered into between them in August 2020. It is standard practice in commercial contracts, particularly those of a sensitive nature, to ensure that there is a confidentiality provision which prohibits either party disclosing details of the contract - but how do you enforce this?
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