In this chapter, we will very briefly raise the topic of how the local data economy which exists in a smart city can benefit from having access to a citizen’s personal data, as part of the wider ecosystem, which, if successfully created in a city, should produce data at a scale of real value to local companies and to SMEs in particular, thus enhancing operations already being carried out in the local data economy and stimulating new ones.

An underlying objective of this book has been to try to indicate which developments are in the pipeline and so should be taken into account when planning the evolution of urban data platforms and growing the local data economy, enhanced with personal data. This chapter will provide examples of ongoing work to stimulate the data economy – and hence from a smart city perspective, the local data economy.