MOSCOW, September 1 (RAPSI) – Lawmakers of State Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament, are seeking to speed up the enactment of a recently-approved law on Russian citizens' personal data storage and processing, RIA Novosti reported on Monday.

The law which prohibits the storage and processing of Russian citizens’ personal data in databases located outside Russia was signed by President Vladimir Putin on July 21.

MPs suggest that the law come into force on January 1, 2015, instead of September 1, 2016, as initially scheduled. 

Parliamentary majority party United Russia, LDPR, and the Communist Party have submitted the bill shifting the date.

MPs believe that the law’s entry into force should be accelerated in order to ensure a quicker and more effective protection of Russian citizens' personal data.