Your Post-Privacy Moment For Today

May 2nd, 2008 | researchmaterial

There has been outrage in Italy after the outgoing government published every Italian’s declared earnings and tax contributions on the internet.

The tax authority’s website was inundated by people curious to know how much their neighbours, celebrities or sports stars were making.

The Italian treasury suspended the website after a formal complaint from the country’s privacy watchdog. The information was put on the site with no warning for nearly 24 hours.

BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Italy posts income details on web


2 Responses to “Your Post-Privacy Moment For Today”

  1. This isn’t anything new. Norway’s been doing this for at least a couple of years, if not more.

  2. Italy is not a country where “abide the rules” and “pay your taxes” can stay in the same phrase. I think is some kind of mental allergy. A sort of itching.