Operational risk in dangerous regions

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As the 2011 Libyan civil war gathered pace, companies in the UK were desperate to know where their staff and their families on the ground were, to ensure their safety. But the task wasn’t easy – the government had closed down much of the local telecommunications system to keep it out of reach of protesters, and the companies lacked independent communications. In at least one case, company employees had moved towns to keep themselves safe but were unable to report this to their employers, leaving

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