Prime minister David Cameron is due to announce a rewriting of UK anti-terrorism laws that tightens the rules on communications and surveillance.
This plan has already been mooted. Home secretary Theresa May revealed earlier this month that the so-called Snoopers' Charter will be pushed through now that the government is no longer restricted by the Liberal Democrats.
This followed statements in the Conservative manifesto that explained the party's position on modern policing.
"We will keep up to date the ability of the police and security services to access communications data - the 'who, where, when and how' of a communication - but not its content," the party promised.
"Our new communications data legislation will strengthen our ability to disrupt terrorist plots, criminal networks and organised child grooming gangs, even as technology develops.
"We will maintain the ability of the authorities to intercept the content of suspects' communications, while continuing to strengthen oversight of the use of these powers."
The Daily Telegraph reported that Cameron will make his announcements during the Queen's Speech later this month, and that he sees it as the fix to the spread of "poisonous Islamist extremist ideology".
Official news is likely to follow the launch of the newly formed National Security Council (NSC).
May confirmed the report during a BBC radio interview, in which she said that the NSC will take on the difficult challenge of balancing civilian safety and liberties.
"We are one nation, and there will be different views within that nation. One of the great things about living in the UK is that we are allowed a right to live our lives as we want to live our lives," she said.
"This is a difficult area and we do have to be careful about how we draft the legislation to make sure that it does cover what we want it to cover, but still enables free speech to take place.
"This isn't an easy measure to bring in. It is something that has to be looked at very carefully. We are very conscious of the need to still maintain that value of free speech."
A section of Cameron's announcement has been shared in a number of reports and it has a common theme. The government was frustrated by the Liberal Democrats in its Snoopers' Charter push, but now has a chance to tackle the threat of extremism.
"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens: 'As long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone.' It's often meant we have stood neutral between different values. And that's helped foster a narrative of extremism and grievance," Cameron will say.
"This government will conclusively turn the page on this failed approach. As the party of one nation, we will govern as one nation and bring our country together. That means actively promoting certain values."
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