On September 21, 2014, a draft law was submitted to Russian Parliament which proposed changing the effective date of the Data Storage Law from September 1, 2016 to January 1, 2015. The Effective Date Change Bill was passed by the State Duma in two readings; however, based on reports in today’s Russian press, the third reading has been postponed indefinitely and the proposed date change is likely to be rejected in full at this stage.