05/09/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Italians Furious After Government Website Posts Every Citizen's Income Details

Italians were surprised, and in some cases outraged, on Wednesday to discover their income levels were available for public viewing on an Internet site.

As part of a crack-down on tax evasion, the outgoing centre-left government made public every citizen's declared taxable income on the state's tax website, a decision attacked by consumer groups and some politicians.

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