The Russian State Duma gave near-unanimous approval, in its second reading, to a bill that would require companies that process the personal information of Russian citizens to move their computer servers within the country’s borders by January 1, 2015.  This requirement was originally set to go into effect on September 1, 2016, but this amendment – which is all but certain to pass the Duma’s third reading and gain approval from the upper house of Parliament and the Kremlin – will push the deadline up by more than one year.  This will give foreign businesses only three months to set up the IT infrastructure necessary to host physical databases in Russia, making timely compliance extremely difficult, if not impossible.