This case involves a smartphone company’s announcement that its new device came equipped with hard disc encryption enabled by default. It was further announced that phone users would not keep the key to decrypt these devices. It was alleged that consumers could not even unlock a locked phone of these types. An expert in encryption was sought to determine if the assertion had any merit and whether information could be obtained from devices without the user inputting the password to unlock the phone. The expert was also asked to discuss the relative increase in consumer privacy and security resulting from this.