Our team does not use nor are we equipped with laptops, period; all team members have a three 24" widescreen monitor setup along with a WYSE terminal: I was not referring to the networking aspects of a hotel hookup so much as the political optics of such a request.
In our environment access a certain file or record without explcit authorization even with our team's high access credentials, or without a valid business reason to do so, and you can be fired. Permit anyone who does not work for us to get a look at our screens - i.e. my wife for example or a neighbor while working from home - which are routinely displaying highly confidential information at any given time, and you can be fired. Under normal office circumstances mobile phones are required to be turned off during business hours (except lunch naturally) and put in a desk drawer. Fire it up and snap a picture of a monitor and you can be fired.
My comment was partially tongue in cheek just thinking more about our senior people going to an AD at the client Ministry requesting that one of their people - an employee of a third party partner with corporate HO in the US - be configured to work from a hotel given the high sensitivity of the files we manage. ASE gets up from his workstation and goes for a prowl around the block, forgets to logoff or turn off his monitor, and a hotel server or housekeeping person walks into the room in the meantime and gets a very good look at his screen(s). Maybe they even take a pic with their own phone. They soon realize what they are looking at and the person gossips and tells two co-workers who tell two more co-workers and so on and so on. Or, worse, someone in that human chain decides to go to the media.
Consequently there would be two possible chances of such an approval from the ministry. Zero. And None.
As with any government agency record Security and Citizen Privacy are of paramount concern. Even at home I was required to sign in advance a document that stated I will work in a dedicated room with a door that closes and provides no possibility that family members or house guests can view anything they aren't authorized to see. If the employer saw fit they could theoretically send an auditor at any time to my place to ensure that is the case, and that I'm not sitting around in shorts and a tank top working out in the open on the back sundeck.
Edited by AllseeingEye, 14 October 2020 - 09:04 PM.