A crazy news story from Italy today, apparently yesterday there was an official website publishing all the salary declarations and tax contributions for everyone in Italy. The tax authority’s website was overload by zealous Italians wondering how much their neighbours to big soccer stars earn.
The website was suspended within 24 hours of going live after an official complaint from the Italian’s privacy watchdog. The reason for publishing the details according to the Italian Finance department, well it was supposed to increase the country’s transparency. This has come just days before the administrational change in the government to Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Some say the website was a way of getting back at the incoming government. More from the BBC.