Data Breach or Data Breech?
The words “Breach” and “Breech” are often confused and misused.
When you are talking about the loss of data inside of a protected computer network, that is a BREACH. And you can read the latest about Data Breaches at Data Breach Watch.
When you are talking about the unfortunate, and sometimes deadly situation of a baby being born with the feet coming out of the birth canal first, that is a BREECH BABY. See picture at the right.
See below about the usage and definition of the word, "breech."
Etymology:Middle English, breeches, from Old English brec, plural of brec leg covering; akin to Old High German bruoh breeches, Latin braca pants
Date:before 12th century
1 plural \bri-chez also bre-\ a : short pants covering the hips and thighs and fitting snugly at the lower edges at or just below the knee b : PANTS
2 a : the hind end of the body : BUTTOCKS b : BREECH PRESENTATION; also : a fetus that is presented breech first
3 : the part of a firearm at the rear of the barrel