San Diego Union-Tribune

Last year, while California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara promoted his commitment to government transparency and defended a lawsuit accusing him of withholding public records, the agency he oversees adopted a plan to automatically delete most of its emails after 180 days… Open-government advocates said the idea of automatically destroying emails is antithetical to public service…”

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/watchdog/story/2022-01-30/facing-lawsuit-for-withholding-records-state-insurance-chief-adopts-plan-to-auto-delete-department-tyment-emails