Just 12 percent of the 344 state bodies questioned in a survey by the National Archives say they have procedures in place to save their pages. The failure to save a copy of what the page looked like can cause problems if it is later needed as evidence in a legal hearing, reports Swedish Radio News. One concrete example was when a student and a university clashed several years back over what it had promised a course would contain on an old homepage.
The lack of copies is not just a legal issue, however, it could mean a huge black hole for future historians to study today's society if no evidence remains, according to experts.
A government-appointed commission is to recommend new guidelines on the saving of state homepages by the summer.