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Consumer Watchdog calls out insurance regulator for email deletion program

February 1, 2022

Consumer Watchdog has issued a notice saying that the California Department of Insurance (CDI) has retracted its policy to delete agency email databases – days after the consumer advocate group warned the regulator that it would threaten legal action over the email disposals.

According to the consumer advocacy group, CDI’s email deletion policy was initially proposed shortly after Consumer Watchdog sought records under the Public Records Act regarding a government corruption scandal involving insurers that allegedly contributed to California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara’s 2022 re-election campaign.

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