INTERCEPTION OF COMMUNICATIONS AND SURVEILLANCE ORDINANCE
20 of 2006
Duration of emergency authorization
(1) An emergency authorizationˇX
(a) takes effect at the time specified by the head of the department concerned when issuing the emergency authorization, which in any case is not to be earlier than the time when it is issued; and
(b) ceases to have effect upon the expiration of the period specified by the head of the department when issuing the emergency authorization, which in any case is not to be longer than the period of 48 hours beginning with the time when it is issued.
(2) Without prejudice to any application under section 8 for the issue of any judge's authorization for the interception or Type 1 surveillance concerned, an emergency authorization may not be renewed under this Ordinance.