I've been reading this terrifying list of data brokers after finding my information in a Google search result. I want to reach out to the "high-priority" data brokers and get them to remove me from their databases. At the very least, I would like personally identifiable information to be kept off their websites. Ideally, I'd like them to delete my entire dossier. And moreover, I want them to do so without having additional information like my email address or drivers license details. I am more than willing to call them and create disposable emails, though I prefer to interface as little as possible with them (including spending time on their websites, which often sound suspicious and sensationalist).
I also don't know how feasible or worthwhile litigation would be in this case, but I have dual US-American and European citizenship (specifically for a country with heavy data privacy laws). I have heard that European citizens can get their information removed from American companies, but as far as I know, that only applies to European servers. (However, I don't know this for a fact and would like for this to be confirmed or denied.)
I have looked at the following posts, which are all related to my question but in tangential ways.
- Removing information as a European from a specific website
- Removing information from third-party sites and legality
- Removing/anonymizing information from a specific third-party site
;tldr I'm European-American and have information on data brokers' US-American websites. Can I get them to delete me without providing extra PII and pursue a lawsuit if they don't?
What are my options? Please include sources.
Thank you in advance!