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Jarno Vanto

Phone: +1 212.803.4025
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

Jarno Vanto is a partner in the Privacy & Cybersecurity Group in Crowell & Moring’s New York office. With an extensive understanding of the complex international environment and cross-industry technologies, he provides a differentiated perspective to clients on privacy, cybersecurity, technology transactions, intellectual property, and corporate matters.

He partners with clients to help them achieve their business goals and provides a range of legal services, including privacy and cybersecurity compliance counseling, complex cross-border and domestic technology transactions, intellectual property and data licensing, and other technology transfer agreements. Jarno frequently serves as counsel for foreign technology companies on the legal issues they encounter in the U.S. market, advising on their U.S. corporate presence and acts as outside general counsel. Additionally, he counsels cross-industry clients on global privacy and cybersecurity compliance programs for companies ranging from advertising to health technology to industrial machinery, as well as corporate restructuring for venture finance and IP management purposes.

Jarno has advised over 80 companies ranging from startups to Fortune 50 companies on their General Data Protection Regulation compliance and hundreds of companies on compliance with the EU Data Protection Directive, the predecessor to GDPR. He provides GDPR counseling to companies that provide software-as-a-service, data-as-a-service, automotive and connected vehicle technologies, mobile applications, location-based technologies, financial services, server technologies, HR services, and health care technologies. Additionally, Jarno has received a legal certification to evaluate information technology products and services with the intent of awarding companies with the EuroPrise European Privacy Seal.

He is fluent in Finnish, Swedish, and German. He has a working knowledge of Dutch.

Prior to joining the firm, he was a partner in the New York office of another AmLaw 100 firm.

Representative Matters

Privacy and Cybersecurity

  • Advised a location technology company on their GDPR and CCPA compliance.
  • Advised a mobile advertising platform on their CCPA compliance.
  • Advised a clinical trial technology platform on their global privacy compliance.
  • Advised a field service management software company on their GDPR compliance.
  • Advised a mobile gaming company on their GDPR and CCPA compliance.
  • Advised a sensor technology company on GDPR compliance.
  • Advised a mobile advertising technology company on consent management platform development.
  • Advised a game streaming platform on privacy compliance.
  • Advised a fashion online retail technology company on GDPR and CCPA compliance.
  • Advised a product data platform company on GDPR compliance.
  • Advised an online and mobile fraud detection platform on GDPR and CCPA compliance.
  • Advised a globally operating fabric materials company on international transfers of personal data.
  • Advised a globally operating industrial conglomerate on international transfers of personal data.
  • Advised a location technology company on building a global privacy program.
  • Advised a health care app provider on HIPAA compliance.
  • Advised a communications app developer on privacy.
  • Advised an international mobile gaming company on international transfers of personal data.
  • Performed privacy due diligence of target companies for a European venture capital fund.

Technology Transactions

  • Advised an advertising technology company on demand and supply side data licensing agreements, SDK licensing and development.
  • Advised an industrial equipment manufacturer on machine-generated data rights and licensing.
  • Advised a sensor technology manufacturer on data rights and licensing.
  • Advised a global vehicle manufacturer on connected vehicle data rights and licensing.
  • Advised an indoor positioning company in its licensing and Platform-as-a-Service deals with Yahoo! Japan and a Korean technology conglomerate.
  • Advised a location data platform vendor on their Platform-as-a-Service agreement with a large European telecom.
  • Advised tens of companies on mobile app and website terms of use and privacy policies.
  • Advised an education technology platform on licensing and distribution agreements.
  • Advised a restaurant management platform on its master services agreement.
  • Advised an education media platform on service terms and conditions.

Corporate and Transactional

  • Acted as U.S. outside general counsel for manufacturers of non-woven fabrics, paper board, and wood products.
  • Advised a medical technology company on their Asian manufacturing agreements.
  • Acted as U.S. outside general counsel for a manufacturer of office meeting pods and phone booths.
  • Advised a mobile free-to-play social casino app developer in its $4 million Series A round of financing from Korea Investment Partners.
  • Advised a communications app developer on privacy and Series Seed and Series A financing.
  • Advised tens of foreign technology companies on structuring their U.S. presence.
  • Advised a Finland-based online retailer in their acquisition of a U.S. company’s assets.
  • Advised a human resources analytics startup in entity formation and SAFE note financing.
  • Represented a European venture capital fund in their seed-stage investment in a U.S. entity.
  • Advised a U.S. and Norway-based technology company in its $5 million Series A financing.
  • Advised a Korean entertainment company in its $4.5 million Series Seed investment in a Finnish e-sports company.


  • University of Turku, Master of Laws (2002) magna cum laude
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M. (2004)


Admitted to practice: New York

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"California’s Landmark Privacy Law Now in Effect," Privacy Law Alert (January 13, 2020). Contacts: Jeffrey L. Poston, Paul M. Rosen, Kristin J. Madigan, CIPP/US, Jarno Vanto, Brandon C. Ge, Lee Matheson, CIPP/US/E/A, CIPM, PCIP
Client Alert / Newsletter
Lawmakers Finally Took Data Privacy Seriously-2019 Regulatory Roundup Cointelegraph (January 12, 2020)
In the News
White House Al Guidelines Could Prove More Helpful For Developers Than Regulators Legaltech News (January 10, 2020)
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"The European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses: Good News from the Advocate General, but We’re Not Out of the Woods," Privacy Law Alert (January 8, 2020). Contacts: Frederik Van Remoortel, Jeffrey L. Poston, Peter B. Miller, CIPP/G/US/E, CIPM, CIPT, Maarten Stassen, Louis Vanderdonckt, Jarno Vanto
Client Alert / Newsletter
Is Singapore's Fake News Law A Global Headache For Facebook? Legaltech News (December 5, 2019)
In the News
5 Harsh Truths About Ransomware Attacks Legaltech News (December 2, 2019)
In the News
Courts Are Getting Geofenced In By Location Data Quandaries Legaltech News (November 26, 2019)
In the News
Another Sign That Companies Aren't Ready For CCPA Yet: Data Privacy Trends CloudNine (November 20, 2019)
In the News
CCPA Uncertainty May Put Cloud Agreements Up In The Air Legaltech News (November 18, 2019)
In the News
"GDPR, CCPA, and other Hot Topics in Data Privacy," Silicon Legal Strategy, Santa Monica, CA (November 12, 2019). Presenters: Jeffrey L. Poston, Paul M. Rosen, Maarten Stassen, Jarno Vanto, and Heidi Waem.

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