As the head of audit I've always had read only access to documents. I have a high ranking member of the bank wanting to remove my access to one of their folders due to the "confidentiality" of information in that folder with the promise I can ask them anything and they will always be transparent. I am not sure how to respond.
I am wondering how other institutions handle access. Am I wrong in that we are supposed to be able to navigate without requesting permission in the event we have to investigate or research high level employees without them knowing.