[OPE] The last act of Prodi's government in Italy

From: Jurriaan Bendien (adsl675281@telfort.nl)
Date: Thu May 01 2008 - 17:08:21 EDT

The Italian authorities have closed down a government website showing millions of its citizens' tax declarations, after a storm of protests. As part of a crackdown on tax evasion, the outgoing centre-left government made public every citizen's declared taxable income on the state's tax website on Wednesday. After just a few hours, the Italian treasury suspended the website after it received a formal complaint from Italy's privacy watchdog. In the short time the website was available it was overrun by Italians curious to know how much other people were earning. 

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