In my opinion *"opinion alert!"* we, as individuals, should have a legal right to ask a company for any and all records pertaining to us (individually).
If we no longer have any business dealings with said company, we should also have the right to get that company to remove said information.
I don't know about anyone else, but I am sick to death of being contacted by companies I dealt with 10 years ago who still have my mobile or email addy in their database, alongside another indicator that says 'mug' or something. I'd love to have a legal right to get them to remove me, because otherwise the conversation goes something like:
Me: Can you remove my details from your system, I haven't bought a product or service from you for 10 years, and am not likely to do so whilst I keep getting aggravating calls.
Droid: Of course Sir, can I just take some details?
Me: No, I'd like to remove details from your system, not add them
Droid: Ok <clickety click> Done.
Two minutes later...