The purpose of the Surveillance Technology in Baltimore Ordinance ("21-0001") is to "prohibit a person from obtaining, retaining, accessing, or using in Baltimore City (1) any face surveillance system, or (2) any information obtained from a face surveillance system". If your organization operates in Baltimore, you need to comply with 21-0001. You can read the full text of 21-0001 in the Baltimore Legislation.
Despite the title including the term "Surveillance Technology", 21-0001 is one of the broadest laws related to facial recognition globally, prohibiting its use in most applications, even if the use is clearly disclosed and with consent. The only allowed exceptions are:
Should you want to use NoahFace facial recognition in Baltimore under these exceptions, for example in Access Control applications "to protect against unauthorized access to particular locations", you should seek your own independent and professional legal advice on the the interpretation of 21-0001.
For employee Time and Attendance applications in Baltimore, we would recommend you use NoahFace kiosks with non-biometric identification, such as with passcodes or QR codes, or use NoahFace Go on personal mobile devices. These options are explained below.
NoahFace allows you to configure your access rules to require identification by passcode. Each employee is issued a unique 6 digit passcode. They simply enter this passcode each time they use NoahFace at a kiosk.
NoahFace allows you to configure your access rules to require identification by QR code. Each employees is issued an employee badge that displays a QR code of their employee number. They simply present their badge each time they use NoahFace at a kiosk.
NoahFace can be used on personal iOS and Android devices. Each employee is issued with an activation link, which they click on after they have installed the NoahFace Go App on their device. Once installed, they simply open the App to record their work times.