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The company’s defense team contends the FTC doesn’t have authority to regulate the cybersecurity practices of medical laboratories. (Photo: iStock)

Setting the stage for a fresh test of the Federal Trade Commission’s power to police online security or cybersecurity, a now-defunct medical laboratory on Tuesday urged a U.S. appeals court to overturn an agency ruling that blamed lax data-protection practices for the exposure of nearly 10,000 patients’ personal information.

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