In the "Customer Information" window, as I start to enter my customer's name other names, and their addresses, begin to pop up, why, isn't this private data?
I understand that my customer information is not private within my account, but I am able to see mailing addresses and phone numbers for other people's customers. These entities have no connection to my account, QB suggests their names when I am editing the "Company" name within the "Customer information" window. See the attached screenshot for an example of this. Some of this information may already be available online, but I'm sure that some of these accounts are for individuals who would take exception to someone being able to acquire their home addresses and phone numbers using QB as a search engine.
Let me share some information about the companies you're seeing within your account.
Yes, they are considered private customer information but they are also suggested companies that can be found public in other search engine sites. Currently, we don't have an option to keep it hidden when entering your customer details in QuickBooks.
Thank you for voicing out your concern regarding this matter. I'll be sure to send feedback about this to our Product Team so they can check this on their end.