The details of the US’s secret contracts are “trade secrets” – according to contractors
As part of our complaint, we applied to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for several Deloitte contracts unrelated to the vaccination system. The agency also drafted similar information.
“It’s basically a rubber stamp“
All essays refer to a rule of law on freedom of information Exception 4, which allows companies to hide business secrets like “commercial information” from people.
The contractor, rather than the government, decides what is considered sensitive information. When a government agency receives a registration request, it sends that request to the contractors, marking what they want to keep secret.
Companies are free to call contract details “confidential business information”, thanks to a 2019 decision Supreme Court. Previously, companies had to explain why the release of information could cause “significant damage” to their business.
“Now it’s up to the agency to get an affidavit from someone in the company,” he says. “It’s basically a rubber stamp.”