Among the powers given to authorities in the event of a terrorist threat or threat against state security:
Monitoring and retention of electronic communications, including accessing computer files without informing the person concerned. Doctors, lawyers and journalists will be exempt from this provision of the law.
Investigating magistrates can, under certain circumstances, extend the time that suspects are held in custody without charge from 24 to 48 hours.
The right to execute search warrants at night (currently this must be done between 6:30am and 8pm).
The power to compel telecommunications operators to identify their customers.