Blowback

Definition(s)

  • Printing electronic files to paper for review or production in hardcopy form.  1
  • The to-be-printed electronic files may have previously been scanned from paper into electronic form (hence the term “blowback”) and/or originated in native electronic form. In either event, somewhere along the way the files may have been converted into .pdf or .tif and/or endorsed with Bates numbers, privilege stamps, confidentiality redaction overlays, etc.  2
  • Printing tiff or pdf images on paper. It is called blowback because originally paper documents may be scanned and then reprinted on paper from the scanned images.

Notes

  1. Fenwick & West LLP, FWPS eDiscovery Terminology (11/6/2005). Citing Albert Barsocchini, Data Collection Standards (LTN 1/15/04), http://www.law.com/special/supplement/e_discovery/data_collection.shtml
  2. Fenwick & West LLP, FWPS eDiscovery Terminology (11/6/2005).